OK… I love film. That likely doesn’t come as a surprise to any of you who are familiar with me, or my blog. LOVE.
Once in a while a film comes along that I can say without hesitation…. Don’t Miss This ONE!
SOLDIER’S GIRL came as a complete and astonishing surprise to me. I had caught a fellow in a film I enjoyed, and decided to see more of him. Researching, I discovered his heritage, being the child of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, back in her activist days.
She may regret that phase, as she has the ones that came before, (like Barbarella, which she Hates, and which I LOVE), but I bet she doesn’t regret what ushered forth from that union.
Troy Garity is tops on my list right now as not only a Hottie,
not only an incredible and versatile talent, but obviously intelligent and going places.
SOLDIER’S GIRL is impressive right from the start. It’s theme revolves around the contrast between a soldier’s life in Basic, and the girl he falls in love with, a gorgeous transsexual with such seductive senses as to bring this boy to his own undoing.
She is brilliantly played with breathtaking dancing and charm,
as well as a ton of worldly wisdom. He is an open book, and falls completely in love, with little thought or experience of what this really means.
Tasteful, without leaving out anything, tender and provocative without any touch of sensational, this leaps into your heart,
carries you along with them, and then down the inevitable path
that society presents.
This is a true story, a Love story, one of recent history, and if you see the Netflix version you can also enjoy commentaries and background that lend
even more depth to the film.
This is a dangerous subject that, with lesser Director or Stars,
could end up questionable, or worse…. tacky. But only truth
stares you in the face, as you are swept along on this journey.
This is one of those Perfect Films. Don’t miss it!